On 17 September a different type of class opened in Vésinet. It has been designed to take six children with autism and it will enable them to access schooling thanks to an adapted educational project.
There is a special story behind the creation of this class. Faced with the distress of a mother unable to find a school willing to take her child with autism, parents at the Le Bon Sauveur institute in Vésinet got together to come to her rescue. Parents and teachers increased their fund-raising initiatives in order to create this very special class.
Opened on Thursday, 17 September, for the past two weeks this Ulis-TSA* class has been open to six children with autism that no other schools were prepared to accept. The school’s team did an incredible job in terms of developing the pedagogical programme. The aim is to be able to take the children on a full-time basis using educational methods suited to each student’s needs.
>>>The classroom with its digital equipment - interactive whiteboard and computers.
The funding, partly raised by the pupils’ parents and other sponsors, has enabled the creation of this new class. As a Foundation supporting autism and education, we wanted to participate in this project by equipping the classroom with adapted tools. We funded the purchase of IT equipment including an interactive digital whiteboard, three computers and ten tablets. This equipment is key to ensuring a high quality educational environment for the pupils.
The aim is also to involve the children with autism in the life of the school: canteen, playtime and other activities as well as taking part in some lessons with the other children. The school’s other pupils have been told about this new class and some of them will be supporting their new school mates.
* local inclusive educational unit
* autistic spectrum disorder